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Close sounding/different spelling names or two different names?

I'm in my second pregnancy and I'm starting to think names.

I am carrying twins again like the first time.

My first time I named my identical twins two totally different names, their names are Jacklynn and Isabel.

I'm not sure if I should name them names that sound the same or have the same letters or go with two totally different names. My husband doesn't care as long as we both agree on it.

Same starting letter names like Andrew and Anthony, etc.

So what do you guys think? Name my twins same letter names and close sounding or two different names?

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Asked by LovingMommy0123 at 10:38 PM on Oct. 28, 2012 in Baby Names

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  • different names

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:41 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • I would probably go with two totally different names. Congrats on the twins!

    Answer by KA91 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • Not generally a fan of matchy names anyway, but if you didn't match them the first time, it might seem weird if you do the second. (and the same vice versa, if the first set matched, it would be weird not to match the second set)

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:49 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • Since you chose two different names the first time, I'd stick with the same theme. Congratulations!

    Answer by Ballad at 10:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • different names and congrats!!

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • :)

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:10 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • If you want to follow a non-obvious pattern, you have an I-J. You could do an A-B combo this time.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • Two different names.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:42 PM on Oct. 28, 2012

  • Different.

    Answer by Farrahann at 12:06 AM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Go with what you like. I would not try to "match" their names in an obvious way (close-sounding names, like Kerry & Kelly, Joan & Jane, etc.) but I wouldn't reject names just because they might begin with the same letter. I think names can be distinct & different from each other even if they begin with the same letter.
    We actually considered the names Ambrose & Anselm for our twin sons, not to "match" them with two "A names" but because they were two names that had some meaning for us. (Two monks who had been important to my husband at his boarding school and remain in his life, as well as names we like.) It wouldn't have been about matching, but choosing two strong individual names. In the end, we just weren't inspired to do it but we considered it.
    Sometimes, two names you like start with the same letter, even when it's not a set of same-age siblings. If they're individual names, not simply cutesy matches, why not??

    Answer by girlwithC at 10:03 AM on Oct. 29, 2012

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